Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pool Playtime!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry I wrote about exercising and using the pool.

Well, on Thursday, I was truly blessed. 

In the afternoon, I picked up two (2) of my grandsons, J and A.  After doing an errand and making sure we picked up potato chips they wanted, we returned to my apartment.

After munching on the potato chips and talking for a while, the three of us went to the pool.

In the morning, we had storms, but by the time we went to swim, the weather was wonderful.  The sky was clear, the weather warm, but not so hot we couldn't stand it and the sun shone, brightly. 

I felt like God was blessing me.  Of course, He was.

Instead of working out as I usually do in the pool, I just played with my grandsons.  We started out in the shallow end, because I wanted to make sure they could both swim well enough to move later into the deep end of the pool.

Even though both my grandsons were able to swim, I was glad they wanted to each use a noodle, because it gave me extra assurance they would be okay in water deeper than in the shallow end.

I planned to BBQ about 5:00 p.m.  My daughter B, was supposed to arrive by then, along with my granddaughter, A.  Just before the appointed time, I received text messages and a phone call.  She would be late.  At least 6:00 p.m. would be the new time to meet up.

Another hour in the pool!

I had to laugh, because I am not used to spending three hours in the pool at one time, exercise or not!  Especially not in the middle of the afternoon, when the sun is the strongest!

Even so, once B arrived with A and a friend, we all gathered up the food and went to the BBQ and picnic area.  Mmmm... we enjoyed a great meal, together.

After a time of conversation, we cleaned up and the boys returned to the pool, for a short time.  Grandma, too!

I must say, that since it hadn't been long since they ate, I wouldn't allow them in the deep end.  Instead, we played in the shallow end, where I knew they would be okay.

Eventually, we returned to my apartment and spent some time visiting.  It felt wonderful to have some of my family with me.  Thank You, Lord!

I feel blessed.  Maybe, because I am blessed.

Until next time...

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